Porcupines: the animal answer guide.

Porcupines: the animal answer guide. Uldis Roze.
Porcupines: the animal answer guide.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Octavo, paperback, photographs.

This book presents solid, current science in the field of porcupine biology. Roze compares and contrasts porcupines in terms of body plan, behavior, ecology, reproduction, and evolutionary relationships. He examines the diversity of porcupines from around the world - from North and South America to Africa and Asia. This guide explores the interactions between humans and porcupines, including hunting, use of quills by aboriginal societies, efforts to poison porcupines, and human and pet injuries (and deaths) caused by porcupines. Roze also highlights the conservation issues that surround some porcupine species, such as the thin-spine porcupine of Brazil, which is so rare that it was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in the 1980s.

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